River Guide School 

YVA offers a 6 day river guide school rowing course with fun, patient and seasoned professional guides. The course covers the state min. required   50 hrs on the water with a (G.I) along with a hands on class for  First Aid & CPR training with a certified Red Cross treacher

Below is what the instructors will cover over the  six day course.

*Rigging & Maneuvering the Vessel *Reading River Currents, Eddies & Waves

 *Hazards Types & causes of river rapids *Scouting & Running Rapids River *Rescue & Emergency Procedures

*Throw Bag Training

*Rowing & guiding for the fisherman 



*Tying/Bugs with Tim D

*Cooler packing and cleanliness

*Proper fit, wearing & use of Personal Flotation Devices (PFD)

....and lots more!

Feel free to give us a call with any question.  

Instructors for 2019:

Ryan Herbert

Jack Bombardier 

​Andy Radzviach

​Tim Durmond

$1,500 PP 


50 hr course is over 2 weekends

2019 Guide School.

​Dates: April 19-21/26-28


Things to bring for the Course:


*Food & Water


*Throw Bag

*Fishing Gear


*Dry bag of extra warm clothes